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Flights from Townsville (TSV) to Darwin (DRW)
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Visiting from Townsville to Darwin
Townsville to Darwin travel information
The flight time from Townsville to Darwin is approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes.
When to visit
Darwin has a 'wet' and a 'dry' season. The wet season is from November to April and is characterised by high humidity, monsoonal rains and storms. The dry season from May to October is filled with warm, dry sunny days and cool nights. June to August is the dry season and the most popular time to visit the Top End when the weather is at it’s coolest the event calendar is packed with concerts, cinemas and outdoor dining.
What is the main airport called?
Darwin AirportOpens external site in a new window. Located 13km from the city centre on Henry Wrigley Drive, Marrara, Darwin International Airport (DRW) is the busiest and largest airport in the Northern Territory. Both domestic and international services operate from the same airport.
Arriving in Darwin
The friendly staff at Darwin Airport will be waiting to greet you when you land. Once you collect your baggage, there are several transport options available to get you into town.
Getting into Darwin from Darwin Airport
Darwin Airport is in Marrara, a short 15-minute drive from the city. With taxis, Ubers, car rentals and buses available, getting to the city from the airport is easy. If you're staying at one of the Accor Hotels in Darwin a free shuttle is available to take you to your accommodation.
Getting around Darwin
Darwin has many transport options including buses, car rentals, bicycle hire, and walkways. If you’d like to use the public bus network, purchase a Tap and Ride card as you board the bus or from bus interchanges, or buy single tickets on board (cash only).
Fly from Townsville
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Townsville, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Townsville Airport (TSV).Opens external site in a new window It is located 6km (3.7 miles) from the city of Townsville. The airport is also known as Townsville International Airport and Garbutt airport.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Townsville are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
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